Scott wears several hats at the CIL. Part of his work focuses on the website and the center’s social media presence. This work includes communicating the goings on around the CIL and to ensure our consumers know when, where, and what the CIL has to offer them. He is also working with a team to re-design the website to reflect the centers changing priorities and an organizational shift that will be rolled out over the next year. Additionally, Scott is working with CIL Staff to assess current programmatic offerings and future needs and desires for program growth. Part of this work is to begin a process of re-aligning CIL programs to fit this organizational shift and develop more formal curricula around each of our new priority areas.
Previously, Scott worked as the Online Community Developer in the CIL’s Center for Community Based Research to Action. There he worked on the PRIME project providing disadvantaged entrepreneurs with information and training in the marketing of their micro-enterprise businesses. His role was to build an audience for the research and materials developed under the grant using inbound marketing techniques. Then he worked to develop a plan to disseminate the findings via the web, social media, and webinars. Scott also worked writing grants and conducting research.
Scott’s background includes experience in instructional design, teaching, curriculum integration of technology, and program modification for people who are deaf and hard of hearing. As Director of Professional Development for Deaf Employment & Business Solutions Scott was responsible for modifying a traditional high school transition curriculum for students looking to enter the workforce making it accessible for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The final product is available online in American Sign Language, closed-captioning, and voiced in English.
Scott also worked as a Professional Developer for the Communication Access Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, where he created original content, and modify training recorded at local Michigan Works offices, making them more accessible for people who are deaf and hard of hearing. He also was a virtual instructor for PEPNet’s iTransition program and the technology facilitator for a weekly webinar bringing 30+ deaf and hard of hearing participants from 3 states together for trainings and meetings.
Scott has a Bachelors Degree in History with a Secondary Teaching Endorsement and a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology both from Michigan State University. In addition he has completed significant work toward a PhD. in the Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy program in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University.